Fri.Jan 17, 2020

The Fed’s plan for 2020? Bring long-awaited innovation to kidney disease

Mobi Health News

On the sidelines of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week, HHS top brass discussed plans for regulatory reform, an innovation accelerator and more


AI Will Drive Proactive and Predictive Healthcare by 2030

Lloyd Price

Projections say AI-powered healthcare systems will enhance patient experience and deliver predictive and connected care by 2030. Amazon’s new interest in AI in Healthcare AI-powered predictive care is expected to take a front seat by 2030.

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Medical training startup Touch Surgery secures $70m in debt funding

Mobi Health News

The UK firm’s VR technology simulates operations to enable surgeons to practice their skills


HHS’ 5-year IT plan and other notes from HITAC

Morning eHealth

Warner probes unsecured medical images from military centers — Do we need a Human Screenome Project


Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Epic EMR Parody Twitter Account is Back – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

Good news for all of us who like some good EHR and Health IT Humor (and you know we do). The @EpicEMRparody Twitter account took a break for a little while, but now they’re back and sharing the humor again.

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USC Partners With AT&T To Build ‘Smart’ Cancer Hospital

Healthcare IT Today

USC has announced plans to partner with AT&T to build a ‘smart’ cancer facility integrating a bunch of cutting-edge communications and data management technologies. The new facility is expected to open in winter 2020 and will be based in West Los Angeles. The Lawrence J.

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Two Forms of Telemedicine: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Lloyd Price

What is Synchronous Telemedicine? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines synchronous telemedicine as "live video-conferencing," which is a "two-way audiovisual link between a patient and a care provider." " The U.S.

How To Start A Plastic Surgery Practice From Scratch

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Have you reached the pinnacle of your career as a plastic surgeon? Are there no other professional goals left for you to achieve? If so, you might want to consider starting your very own practice. Taking the plunge and becoming a fully-fledged business owner is the next logical step for you to take in your […].


50-State Telehealth Survey Released – Nationwide Study Shows Telemedicine Increasing


At the end of 2019, national law firm Foley & Lardner released their 50-state study of telemedicine in the United States.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Have A High Level of Health Service with Medicare Advantage Plan: Check Out All Benefits

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. As you get older, it is normal to have more health concerns. Our bodies deteriorate over time and some diseases can become more common. The risk of injuries are greater, as well. Simply put, as people get older, they need to be more careful. Not only can these injuries and health concerns be painful, annoying […].

Understanding Sexual Harassment and Abuse


At a basic level, sexual abuse and sexual harassment are improper conduct in which individuals are engaged. Understanding what is involved and the responses required for organizations and individuals who encounter these crimes is essential for handling them appropriately


ChristianaCare Named A “Most Wired” Health Care Technology Leader For Fourth Consecutive Year

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. For the fourth consecutive year, ChristianaCare has earned the “Most Wired” designation from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate the best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of information technology.


HIPAA Privacy Rule

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Privacy Rule Overview Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996, the HIPAA Privacy Rule wasn’t added to the regulation until 2002. The HIPAA Privacy Rule was created to ensure the confidentiality of protected … Read more.


Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Grand Rounds Launches Premium Navigation Offering

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Grand Rounds announces the launch of Premium Navigation, Grand Rounds’ population health solution that simplifies the healthcare experience by providing one place to go for all healthcare needs—clinical and beyond. In addition to comprehensive care management, Premium Navigation can replace traditional health insurance member services to give users a single entry point to access all […].


Industry Voices—Aetna execs make the business case for employer focus on SDOH


We have a significant opportunity to address SDOH by shifting the conversation to include the one place a person spends most of their waking hours—their place of work


Draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Supports Patient Access to Their Own Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public comment. The draft plan outlines federal health information technology (health IT) goals and objectives to ensure that individuals have access to their electronic health information to help enable them to manage their health and shop […].

Industry Voices—Turn of the tides: Patients influence HIPAA Right of Access corrective actions


It is expected that there will be an uptick in corrective actions and penalty enforcements for HIPAA Right of Access violations.


Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

CareCentrix Taps Synzi to Connect Patients to Post-acute Care Services


Virtual Care Communication Platform Enables Patients to Connect with CareCentrix Providers through Video, Email, and Text Message Hartford, CT and St. Petersburg, FL — January 17, 2020 — CareCentrix, the leader in home-based and post-acute care (PAC) solutions, announced today it … Read More.


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HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Masimo buys NantHealth’s Connected Care business for. Weekender

Fitbit rolls out blood oxygen tracking with an eye toward FDA clearance for sleep apnea diagnosis feature


Wearables giant Fitbit has rolled out a blood oxygen monitoring feature on some of its smartwatches, beating the Apple Watch on adding this functionality


A Study in Personality Tests: What Can They Do For You?


If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Who am I?”, well, fear not – there’s a test for that. Or more accurately, at least 2,500 of them. . Many of us have taken a personality assessment at some point, perhaps the Myers-Briggs Indicator or a novelty Buzzfeed quiz.


Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Healthcare CEOs expected more progress on value-based care: survey 


Healthcare CEOs admit they thought they’d be farther along in the transition to value-based care than they are today, a new survey shows.

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It’s difficult to overstate the significance of CMS’s mission. The agency’s actions affect millions of people, allocate over one trillion dollars and ultimately do much to influence America’s health. When I took on the position of Administrator, I was often advised to choose one or two areas of focus. Don’t take on too much, or you might not get anything done – so the advice went. But I perceived that the problems in American healthcare call for sweeping, not incremental, change.


Epic is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud, CNBC reports


Account reps from Epic have told customers that the medical records giant will not be pursuing further integrations with Google Cloud, CNBC's Chrissy Farr reported on Friday.


Analysis finds shoppable hospital services at center of transparency rule a small part of Medicare spending


The required shoppable healthcare services that are the subject of the Trump administration’s controversial hospital transparency rule made up a small amount of Medicare spending in 2017, a new analysis finds

Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.

MedPAC: 340B hospitals spent more on cancer drugs compared to other facilities


Hospitals in the 340B drug discount program spent more on drugs for prostate and lung cancers compared to facilities not in the program, a new analysis found